Generations of Texas history, commerce, and entrepreneurship encapsulate Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, which tells the stories of the many families, both enslaved and not, who worked to build Texas. Over its 134-year history, the site hosted sugarcane production, cattle ranching, and oil drilling as it transitioned through the ownership of the Varners, the Pattons, and the Hoggs. 

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1702 N. 13th St. 
West Columbia, TX 77486 
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Wednesday to Sunday 
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Adult $10
Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $8
Child (6-17) $5
Child (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 1 child) $22, each additional child $1

Admission provides access to both Levi Jordan and Varner-Hogg Plantations  

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Public Tours  
Special Events  
School Programs 

Parlor inside the main house at Varner Hogg Plantation

Plan Your Visit

Visitors have several options when visiting the historic Varner-Hogg Plantation.

Exhibit at Varner Hogg Plantation

Varner-Hogg Plantation History

In 1824, Virginia native Martin Varner became one of 297 grantees who received a league of land from Stephen F. Austin and established his homestead in present-day Brazoria County.

Cottage at Varner Hogg Plantation

Rental Cottage

Guests can enjoy the tranquil scenery of Varner Creek while relaxing in the cottage’s front porch rocking chairs.

Kitchen at Varner Hogg Plantation

Event Rentals

This historic site is perfect for weddings, quinceañeras, anniversary parties, vow renewals, bridal and baby showers, and so much more! 

Events at Varner-Hogg Plantation

Cover of the book "The Texas Lowcountry" by Dr. John Lundberg.

On the Plantation Porch

Join us on June 15 at 4:00 pm at the Varner-Hogg Plantation for "On the Plantation Porch." Dr. John Lundberg will present his book, The Texas Lowcountry, and join in a discussion about the importance of his research.

a collage with a historic photo of a woman looking to the right in front of an old print of a man working in a pottery factory

Sketching Stories: Ima's Pottery, Labor & Collecting

In this all-levels drawing class, you will be guided through a life drawing of real artifacts and discover the real stories of the people who used them! In this session, learn about Ima Hogg, art collecting, and 19th century pottery factory workers.

Main house at Varner Hogg Plantation

Varner Day

Join us at the Varner-Hogg Plantation to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Martin Varner settlement!

Varner-Hogg Plantation in the Blog

Plantations' Past

Since Texas’ colonization, people of African descent have been contributing to the state and its history. With their arrival in Texas as early as 1528, African Americans—whether enslaved or free—were instrumental in settling Spanish Texas.